Dog Leg / Tillamook State Forest

Banks, Oregon (Tillamook County)

Last Updated: 09/17/2021
4 / 5 ( 4 reviews )
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Typically Open: Year Round
Permit Information: Permit Required - Click Here
Length: 0.5 miles
Highest Elevation: 2959 feet
Duration: About 30 minutes
Shape of Trail: Straight Through
Best Direction to Travel: West
Nearest Town: Banks
Nearest Town w/ Services: Banks
Official Road Name: #16B
Management Agency: Tillamook State Forest


Highlight: Dog Leg / Tillamook State Forest
Dog Leg is a fun little trail through a young stand of timber that is just starting to poke above the old stumps. The trail runs along the top of a hill before it switchbacks down toward a large gravel pull-out on Seven Cedars Road. But before the trail is over, vehicles must thread their way through three large stumps that sometimes can necessitate a three point turn. The end of the trail is marked by a huge fallen cedar stump that can dwarf vehicles parked next to it and makes for an interesting photo opportunity.


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1. Trailhead (0 mi)
Dog Leg begins directly across Seven Cedars Road from the end of Saddle Up Part Two. Be careful to watch for cross traffic on the gravel road when making the crossing.

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Starting Point: Banks

This trail is accessed from waypoint 3 of the Saddle Up Part Two trail. Go directly across the gravel road from the end of Saddle Up Part Two to where Dog Leg starts.



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Douglas Van Bossuyt

Mapping Crew - Oregon

Douglas grew up riding in the back of pickups in Oregon and California. He comes from a long line of overlanders and adventurers dating back to the Mayflower and the Oregon Trail. During a stint working in Colorado, Douglas fell in love with the offroad scene and immediately gravitated toward the Toyota crowd. His first 4x4 was a 1988 Toyota 4runner nicknamed Goldilocks. After a year of running many of the iconic trails throughout the front range in the fully stock Goldilocks running on bald tires, it was time for an upgrade. Goldilocks went off to a new home and the Albino Rhino came home. The Albino Rhino is a built 1986 Toyota 4runner ready for any adventure anywhere at any time. During the week, Douglas works on systems engineering and architecture problems in California. Douglas also enjoys backpacking -- especially in the central Sierras in California -- scuba diving along the Oregon and California coasts, and riding his motorcycle on the Pacific Coast Highway. Most weeknights you can find Douglas under his truck in the driveway performing maintenance or fixing the latest trail damage.
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